Richard Waller Bates Edit Profile
Graduated from Nava War College, 1940-1941.
Ensign United States Navy, 1915, advanced through grades to rear adm. Officer United States Ship Cincinnati, 1918-1919. Officer United States Ship Buchanan, 1932-1933, United States Ship Ramapo, 1933, United States Ship Long, 1934-1935, United States Ship Clark, 1938-1940, United States Ship Minneapolis, Pacific, 1943-1944.
Chief staff Bombardment and Fire Support Group, 3d Fleet, Palau, 1944, and 7th Fleet, 1944-1945, participating in battles Leyte Gulf and Surigao Strait. Chief staff Battleship Squadron 1, Lingayen and Okinawa, 1945. Chief staff Philippine Sea Frontier, 1945-1946.
Member of staff Naval War College, 1941-1942, chief of strategy, 1942-1943, head department analysis, 1946-1949, later lecturer. Clubs: New York Yacht (New York City).